Next Friday’s UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar will feature Mairi MacLean, who will show how human and animal populations were distributed across the Hebridean archipelagos in the Neolithic and Bronze Age.
At the UK Archaeological Science conference in Aberdeen, Dr Magdalena Blanz and colleagues won the runner-up poster prize for early career researchers.
Recent post-excavation work, processing soil samples excavated from Swartigill, has revealed several beautiful and tiny pieces of Iron Age jewellery. Not one, not two, but three blue glass beads!
With winter upon us, the focus of the Swartigill project has turned towards post-excavation. This is a good opportunity for a recap of what we know about the site as it stands.
Orkney Islands Council’s annual archaeological grant has re-opened for applications, with a deadline of November 30, 2021.